Sam Skyborne

Sam Skyborne

Is a writer of predominantly Lesbian action adventure, sci-fi and romance novels. See more about them here: http://dukebox.life/samskyborne/ Twitter: @SamSkyborne FB: http://facebook.com/samskyborne/ Instagram: @SamSkyborne

Dec 112018
 
Alice Count Down Deal Promo on Amazon

Starts Tuesday 11 December on Amazon!

Alice Count Down Deal Promo on Amazon

Alice Count Down Deal Promo on Amazon

 

Alice: A Sleeping Monkey’s Lie


Winner of the “NYC Big Book Award – Distinguished Favorite”

I am so thrilled!!
So … to celebrate this award I’m running a special Count Down deal on Amazon this week.

Get your copy at http://Dukebox.life/Alice_Promo!

 
 

Dec 082018
 
"Alice: A Sleeping Monkey's Lie" won Distinguished Favorite Award in the NYC Big Book Awards!!
"Alice: A Sleeping Monkey's Lie" won Distinguished Favorite Award in the NYC Big Book Awards!!

“Alice: A Sleeping Monkey’s Lie” won Distinguished Favorite Award in the NYC Big Book Awards!!

I am also so proud to announce that my latest psychological thriller Alice: A Sleeping Monkey’s Lie has won two SILVER Distinguished Favorite Awards in both the LGBTQ Fiction and the mainstream World Literature categories of the New York City Big Book Awards this year!

To celebrate I’m running an *** Amazon CountDown Promotion *** starting TUESDAY 11th December: http://Dukebox.life/Alice_promo

Dec 012018
 

OMG!!! Can anyone else imagine the fallout around the Christmas dinner table? This is a real game on the shelves out there. One thing is for sure…. There must be a satan!!

Would you rather go read a good book and leave the rest to deal with the resulting apocalypse?

Try: http://SamSkyborne.com

Nov 272018
 
Simulation wins NYC Big Book Award! 2018

I am thrilled to announce my #LesbianFiction #Sci-Fi book, Simulation: The Dawn of a Superhero has won the New York City Big Book Award for the best New Adult Fiction book of 2018.

Get a copy now!>> http://Dukebox.life/Simulation

Nov 102018
 

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#Selfie Saturday. Me on Hout Bay Beach doing research for my book “Alice: A Woman’s Flight for Freedom” Find out more at SamSkyborne.com .. Related Blog posts coming soon.

 

Oct 302018
 

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Last year in June I decided I wanted to write a shorter LesFic novel with a romantic storyline. I had a little idea for a straightforward lesbian Alice in Wonderland meets Shirley Valentine, set in a wonderful holiday destination that I know really well — South Africa, specifically Cape Town.

Well, those were my famous last words.

I did manage to knock out a first draft of what I thought was a pretty straightforward LesFic holiday romance, but when I read it, I hated it! It felt like it was missing something key. I tried very hard to get enthusiastic, so that I could get on and write the next draft… but, I just was stuck.

As I started to reread my first draft again, I began thinking up all sorts of plot twists which then buzzed and fluttered around my brain and I almost had to sit on my hands not to start rewriting immediately. I sat with this, mulling away for about a month last summer, while I was in Lesbos and then the Maldives, where there was enough to distract me and keep me focussed elsewhere.

But, when I got back to the UK to start re-drafting in earnest, before my research recce to South Africa, I couldn’t resist the inevitable and soon my simple holiday romance took a more sinister turn. Before I knew it a psychological drama emerged, with plot twists and turns I could never have envisaged at the start.

Although “Alice” was always intended to be another one of the Toni Mendez adventure, it really was meant to be a straightforward romance!

I think I have to come to terms with the fact that I am incapable of writing a lesbian romance without complicating the plot!!!. Meanwhile, I had another idea for a short series of Maldivian romances, based on the island where Toni and Lizbeth go on holiday just before “Alice” in their timeline, but even those have turned into something more complicated and mostly darker… so, watch this space!

You can find out more about “Alice: A Woman’s Flight for Freedom” here >> http://Dukebox.life/Alice

 

 

Oct 232018
 
Risk - NIEA Finalist Awards WINNER

Starts Tuesday 23 October on Amazon!

Risk - NIEA Finalist Awards WINNER

Risk: Three Crime-fighting Women Risk All for Love, Lust and Justicve.


Winner of the “National Indie Excellence Award – Finalist

Get your copy at http://Dukebox.life/Risk!

 
 

Oct 162018
 
RISK National Indie Excellence Award
RISK National Indie Excellence Award

RISK gets FINALIST National Indie Excellence Award.

So I discovered to my great joy that “Risk: Three Crime-fighting Women Risk all for Love, Lust and Justice” has been awarded “National Indie Excellence Award Finalist”.
I am so chuffed.

This is what they say about the FINALIST award:

“A WORD ABOUT OUR AWARD DESIGNATIONS

Different contests have different designations. We have structured the National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) so that only one book per category may be designated a “Winner”, however, often there are more than one book in a category that truly stand out and we believe these too deserve recognition. While it makes the job of our judges a little harder, we are dedicated to celebrating excellence in self-published books so NIEA also has the “Finalist” category.

Books recognized as Finalists are outstanding. The differences between the Winner and Finalist are often so minute that the call might have gone either way. The bottom line is that gaining recognition as a Finalist is a high honor and something about which any author can and should be justifiably proud.

Readers appreciate NIEA Winners and Finalists as worthy of their attention and their book-buying dollars.”

National Indie Excellence Award

Get your copy here: http://Dukebox.life/Risk Button_GetItNow_400x90

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To see other finalists visit: https://www.indieexcellence.com/12th-annual-finalists